UV+EB Industry Leaders Gathered at the 2023 RadTech Fall Meeting

Media Release
November 15, 2023

End users, systems integrators, suppliers, and government representatives gathered November 6-7, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio for the 2023 RadTech Fall Meeting, to discuss advancing new opportunities for UV+EB technology.

“I continue to be impressed by how RadTech identifies exciting new end users, ” said Chris Davis, IST. “Having the end user voices at our meetings brings the industry together to discuss opportunities for UV+EB.”

Excitement buzzed at the Automotive committee, where Toyota shared insights on integrating UV+EB technology in their paint processes, sparking a flurry of engaging questions. The inaugural RadTech Coil Coatings committee meeting was joined by David Cocuzzi from the National Coil Coaters Assocation, as he highlighted the burgeoning interest in UV+EB coatings for pre-painted metal, setting the stage for future webinars and the 2024 RadTech Conference.

The EHS Committee reviewed several topics of importance to the RadTech community including the logjam in registration of new chemicals under TSCA, TPO status and “other regulatory actions” concerning photoinitiators, EPA PFAS rule, TSCA fee changes and CDR deadlines, changes to OSHA HAZCOM and a recent Canadian initiative to require reporting for 850 specific chemical substances, several of which are used in UV+EB applications.

The Advanced Manufacturing Processes committee delved into the growth potential across various sectors, from aerospace to automotive coatings.

The Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Alliance outlined innovative outreach strategies, including podcasts and webinars, reflecting on their success at Photopolymer Week 2023.

Other committees, like Batteries and Energy Storage, Printing and Packaging, and Sustainability, also held riveting discussions. Meeting minutes, agendas, and presentation slides are available to RadTech Members at https://radtechintl.org/RadTech-Fall-Meeting-2023.

Gear up for the next big gathering at the RadTech UV+EB Technology Expo & Conference, May 19-22, 2024, in Orlando at http://radtech.org.

RadTech—The Association for UV+EB Technologies is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the advancement of UV+EB technologies, providing users with energy savings, lower emissions of harmful substances, enhanced process control, and fast efficient throughput. UV+EB is used in a wide range of applications, including printing, packaging, wood and building products, electronics, and 3D printing/additive manufacturing. RadTech serves as an international forum and source of information for individuals and organizations involved in the use of UV+EB or the supply of equipment, chemicals, or other materials. Learn more at RadTech.org.

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